Recently, a man was killed in Georgetown, Texas while attempting to run across IH-35 on a Saturday night. While this unfortunate accident may seem rare, pedestrian fatalities on interstates are more common than people realize.
What Are Some Interstate Highway Pedestrian Statistics?
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published a report on pedestrian fatalities on interstate highways, which covered the years 1993 to 2012. AAA’s report revealed some important facts about these horrific fatalities, including:
- 515 pedestrians were killed on interstate highways from 1993 to 2012.
- 10 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur on interstate highways.
- Even if struck by a vehicle at a 55 mile per hour speed limit, a pedestrian has only about a 10 percent chance of surviving. This chance of survival decreases as the speed of the vehicle increases.
- Texas (along with Oregon) has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths for each deadly interstate wreck.
- Texas (along with New Mexico) has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths per vehicle miles of travel (VMT).
- Interstate pedestrian fatalities occurred at night (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) about 75 percent of the time.
Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in Austin, Texas?
If a car has seriously injured you or someone you know in a pedestrian accident, then call our auto accident attorney at The Law Offices of Aaron Allison today. We help clients suffering from a wide range of personal injuries in the Austin-area.
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